I have a question related to both of these subjects: What special treats do you bring to school to celebrate your kids' birthdays?
Our school requires that only store-bought food be served. (Maybe all public schools have this policy against homemade goodies.) Treats must not contain nuts because some kids are allergic. Healthy snacks are encouraged.
That leaves us with ... birthday carrots!
Seriously, do you bring sugary frosted cupcakes to share on your kid's special day, because they're fun and traditional and maybe there will be one left over for mom? Or do you have a healthier, but still party-related, suggestion that's more exciting than a granola bar? What about non-food (non-junk) giveaways, like colorful pencils or little notebooks?
Four kids in my daughter's kindergarten class have birthdays this week, and they'll be celebrating them all on Friday. You can bet I'll be quizzing my 5-year-old on the treat selection.